Ahh, Fall Has Finally Arrived
Ahh, the season has finally arrived. My absolute favorite time of year. In fact, I have grown more fond of Fall over the years and it only continues to grow. Brisk and dry air, pumpkin spices and carving, apples, browns, golds and red leaves are falling from trees and sweatshirts/long sleeve shirts are being pulled from the closet (not to mention my mother’s cranberry jell-o recipie getting put to use during Thanksgiving). I even have a bigger excuse to enjoy the season, becuase of Ainsleigh.
I get to dress her up in a couple of years and share all of the fun of the season. I absolutely can’t wait. Some of my best memories, as a child and with Christine were of Apple Hill in Placerville, CA. We would drink apple cider, eat apple fritters, spread apple butter (the best in the world) and check out the arts and crafts and we would even pick our own pumkins off the vine (in early October) and cut down our Christmas tree (always the day after Thanksgiving while I was growing up). In fact, I am thinking about ordering some apple stuff for the Fall from Boa Vista Orchards. I can’t wait to share all of these great experiences with our daughter.
Could there be a better time of year?
I know, I know, you might say, what about Christmas with all of the twinkling lights on the tree and everyone together? You can have twinkling lights during Halloween. As far as everyone together, what about Thanksgiving. There is really no pressure during this time of year, unless you count papers due for class, but that will soon be over.
This is absolutely my favorite time of year and Christine knows it. Now you do too. I am not just talking about the opportunity to scare little kids during Halloween either. I really mean it, it is just a great time of year.
Just thought I would share… can you smell the pumpkin spice in the air? I know I can, as long as I am walking by the Yankee Candle Company and sometimes at home with the apple candle my wife burns on occasion.
Fall, fall, fall, why can’t you be around longer this year?